5 Healthy and Interesting Facts About Coconuts

November 12, 2014

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It’s starting to get cold out there so let the taste of coconut take you away to a beautiful sandy beach. Coconut and its many forms (water, oil, milk, dried) are good in a variety of dishes and also boast many health benefits. Lets take a look at this tropical nut and hopefully shake off some of this chilly weather.

 

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Photo by: Alex Masters

 

1.Coconuts grow from sandy beaches with lots of rain and sun. Often they are found near the ocean and can handle a lot of salt in the air.

2. Coconuts are considered a type of nut but actually are the seeds of the coconut palm tree.

3. The “meat” of one coconut has 13g of protein; whereas the milk is light and low in sugar with only .5g per tablespoon. The two compliment each other very well.

4. Coconut oil is an effective moisturizer for skin and hair of all ages. It has a valuable amount of the antioxidant vitamin E, which can protect your skin and hair from the elements.

5. Coconuts support the development of strong, hearty bones and teeth by improving the body’s ability to absorb calcium and magnesium.

 

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Photo by: *Randee

 

Need more coconut in your life?  Try PROBAR’s newest bar Coconut Almond Bite.  Fresh, flaky coconut with the crunch of almonds is the perfect combination for an on-the-go snack. Need something more substantial? Try the Chocolate Coconut Meal bar. Packed with coconut, fruit and chocolate this bar is super tasty and is a PROBAR staff favorite.